Saturday, January 18, 2014

Antique dollhouse collection in the National Museum of Denmark

Last summer I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Copenhagen. One of the highlights of my visit was touring the National Museum of Denmark. Not only did they have a very interesting special exhibit about the Vikings, but they also have an excellent antique dollhouse collection.

I have posted some of my pictures of the collection below. The dollhouse room was quite dark and the houses were behind glass, so I apologize for the quality of the photos. I think you will enjoy them despite the bad photography.

I have this little chef in my own collection.

It was fun to see furniture that I have in my collection in the exhibit. I have the clock, buffet and chairs.

This lovely large China doll relaxing on a child sized settee was part of an 19th century drawing room exhibit

I fell in love with this corner cabinet dollhouse. 

I would love to try to make a reproduction of it. It is so charming with built-in shelves and fireplaces.


  1. I just love the older houses! How wonderful to get to go see them, thanks for sharing and I hope you'll share pics if you do make a corner shelf dollhouse!
    Teresa from,
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

  2. What a wonderful display. Thank you for sharing. I enjoy the antique ones. There is a lot of good inspiration here.

  3. What a wonderful collection and lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing.
    greetins from Holland

  4. Thank you for sharing this wonderful range of photos. Some of the houses and items within them are just beautiful. I kept going over and over the photos and seeing new things each time.

  5. Beautiful exhibit, thank you for taking and sharing the pictures! The corner dollhouse looks nice! I am also hoping you will make one!

  6. Thanks for sharing the photos :) It's so interesting to see antique dollhouses :)
    I love the doll from the last two photos - she's so cute :)

  7. what a wonderful post.
    Lovely dollshouses!!

  8. Yet another reason I must visit Denmark (besides my Danish ancestry)! That corner-cabinet dollhouse is brilliant - like a space-saving jewel box just waiting for pretty little things to fill it.

  9. Thank you, Susan - beautiful houses and rooms, fascinating and intriguing too!

  10. Wow! What an amazing collection! I have always loved the antique dollhouses.... this is an amazing assortment and your photos are very well done given the limitations! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Hello Shale,
    Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures. Antique dollhouses have a charm and quality to them that is unique and just cannot be replicated.
    big hug,

  12. thank you very much for sharing your photos of the dollhouse museum! it's alway so exciting to see dollhouses from the past.

  13. What an incredible collection! Love all the checkerboard floors! CM

    1. Thanks!! I loved being able to visit this collection, and I enjoyed sharing it.